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Morning Links: Brexit Edition

A poster by Wolfgang Tillmans made to protest Brexit. COURTESY THE ARTIST

A poster by Wolfgang Tillmans made to protest Brexit.



With a potential Brexit on the horizon, Sotheby’s and Christie’s have reason to worry. “The vote’s impact on exchange rates and global financial markets has sellers hesitating and some buyers holding out for bargains,” Katya Kazakina reports. [Bloomberg]

In particular, it’s sales in the United Kingdom next week that have experts concerned. Those British sales are expected to bring in £152 million, or about $224 million—which would be the lowest haul for a Modern British art sales week since 2009. [The Telegraph]


As digital photography begins to take precedence, Polaroid has started winding down business. Nevertheless, some artists are hanging on to it dearly. “I haven’t given up,” Chuck Close said. [The New York Times]


Linda Yablonsky’s diary from Art Basel features a cast of “iPhone- and iPad-wielding curators, critics, collectors, advisors, and dealers” and Gavin Brown holding a McDonald’s balloon. [Artforum]

Marie Lavandier has been named the new director of the Louvre-Lens in northern France. [The Art Newspaper]

Shahryar Nashat at Portikus in Frankfurt. [Contemporary Art Daily]


MoMA PS1 has added seven new board members and extended its free admission for New Yorkers through October 15, 2017. [Artforum]

Eighteen-year-old Cliffanie Forrester now has a painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, thanks to P.S. Art, a program that gets work by students into the institution. [The Cut]


Cao Fei previews her BMW art car, which is scheduled for release in 2017. John Baldessari’s is set to come out in November. [Designboom]

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